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Beneficial Uses of Dredged Sediment

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The table below lists publications from USACE and other authors/organizations related to the beneficial use of dredged sediment. You can search for documents using key words and you can narrow or filter your results by year.

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2012 Bailey, S. E., Averett D. E., and Schroeder, P. R. (2012). A review of risk-based approaches to the development of screening criteria for soils and application to beneficial use of dredged material. DOER Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN-DOER-D14. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2009 Bailey, S. E., Estes T. J., Schroeder, P. R., Myers, T. E., Rosati, J. D., Welp, T. L., Lee, L. T., Gwin, W. V., and Averett, D. E. (2009). Sustainable confined disposal facilities for long-term management of dredged material. DOER Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN-DOER-D10. Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2017 Berkowitz, J. F., Kim, S. C., Beane, N. R., Evans, D. E., Summers, E. A., Suedel, B. C., Flanagin, M. C., and Corbino, J. M. (2017). A multifactor ecosystem assessment of wetlands created using a novel dredged material placement technique in the Atchafalaya River, Louisiana: An Engineering With Nature demonstration project. ERDC Technical Reports Collection, ERDC TR-17-5. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2016 Berkowitz, J. F., Green, L., VanZomeren, C. M., and White, J. R. (2016). Evaluating soil properties and potential nitrate removal in wetlands created using an Engineering With Nature based dredged material placement technique. Ecological Engineering, 97, 381-388. link
2014 Berkowitz, J. F., Beane, N. R., Evans, D. E., Suedel, B. C., and Corbino, J. M. (2014). Use of strategic placement of dredged sediments to support Horseshoe Island in the Atchafalaya River, Louisiana: A preliminary ecological survey. EWN Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN-EWN-14-4. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2019 Berkowitz, J. F., Piercy, C., Welp, T., and VanZomeren, C. (2019). Thin layer placement: Technical definition for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers applications. ERDC Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN-19-1. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2012 Blama, R. N. (2012). Barren Island dredged material placement for regional sediment management. Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Notes Collection, ERDC CHL-CHETN-XIV-21. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2019 Boyd, B., Piercy, C., Bates, M., Gailani, J., Morris, J., and Bridges, T. (2019). Dredging realities and rising seas: Wetland beneficial use of dredged sediments in the San Francisco Bay estuary. Proceedings from the 9th International Conference on Coastal Sediments 2019. Tampa/ St. Petersburg, FL, USA 27-31 May 2019. pp. 2786-2792. link
2007 Brandon, D. L., and Price, R. A. (2007). Summary of available guidance and best practices for determining suitability of dredged material for beneficial uses. Environmental Laboratory Technical Reports Collection ERDC EL-TR-07-27. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2017 Bridges, T. S., King, J. K., Banks, C. J., Tortorici, C., Murray-Brown, M., and Marrone, D. (2017). Proceedings from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Engineering With Nature Workshop. Gloucester, MA, USA 5-6 October 2016. link
2019 Brutsché, K. E., Maglio, C. K., Tyler, Z. J., Ousley, J. D., and Wang, P. (2019). Beneficial use of dredged material with increased fine sediment content: A case study at Egmont Key, Florida. Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory Technical Reports Collection, ERDC CHL TR-19-11. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2017 Brutsché, K. E., McFall, B. C., Li, H., McNinch, J. E., Ousley, J. D., Engle, J. A., & Maglio, C. K. (2017). Strategic nearshore placement of dredged sediment at Vilano Beach, Florida. Shore and Beach, 85:77-84. link
2014 Brutsché, K. E., P. Wang, T. M. Beck, J. D. Rosati, and K. R. Legault. (2014). Morphological evolution of a submerged artificial nearshore berm along a low-wave microtidal coast, Fort Myers Beach, west-central Florida, USA. Coastal Engineering 91: 29-44. link
2015 Brutsché, K. E., P. Wang, J. D. Rosati, and T. M. Beck. (2015). Evolution of a swash zone berm nourishment and influence of berm elevation on the performance of beach nearshore nourishments along Perdido Key, Florida, USA. Journal of Coastal Research 31: 964–977. link
2015 Childs, J. L. (2015). Dredged material management categories for tracking beneficial use. DOER Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN-DOER-R22. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2017 Conner, K. B., & Lillycrop, L. S. (2017). Sediment budget analysis; Masonboro Inlet, North Carolina. Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory Technical Reports Collection, ERDC CHL-TR-17-13. Vicksburg MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2014 Estes, T. J., and McGrath, C. J. (2014). Economical treatment of dredged material to facilitate beneficial use. Environmental Laboratory Technical Reports Collection, ERDC EL-TR-14-11. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2012 Estes, T. J., Clarke, J. U., and McGrath, C. J. (2012). Confined disposal facility characterization for beneficial reuse of dredged material: a case study to demonstrate a structured approach to sampling and data analysis. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 12(4), 636-651. link
2011 Estes, T. J., and Clarke, J. U. (2011). CDF characterization for beneficial reuse of dredged material: establishing precedents based on a case study. DOER Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN-DOER-D11. Vicksburg MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2011 Fredette, T. J., Foran, C. M., Brasfield, S. M., & Suedel, B. C. (2011). Environmental enhancements and navigation infrastructure: a study of existing practices, innovative ideas, impediments, and research needs. DOER Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN-DOER-R16. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2019 Gailani, J., Brutsché, K. E., and Godsey, E. (2019). Strategic placement for beneficial use of dredged material. Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory Special Reports Collection, ERDC CHL SR-19-3. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2014 Gailani, J. Z., and Smith, S. J. (2014). Nearshore placement of dredged material to support shoreline stabilization. In Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Maritime Engineering (Vol. 167, No. 2, pp. 97-108). Thomas Telford Ltd. link
2015 Gerhardt Smith, J. M., McDonald, J. S., Rees, S. I., and Lovelace, N. D. (2015). Deer Island aquatic ecosystem restoration project. EWN Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN-EWN-15-2, Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2017 Kashlan, L. R., Brown, S. A., and Lillycrop, L. S. (2017). Charleston Harbor, SC, regional sediment management study; beneficial use of dredged material through nearshore placement.  Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory Technical Reports Collection, ERDC CHL-TR-17-7. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2017 Kreitinger, J. P., Farrar, J. D., and Lotufo, G. R. (2017). Application of toxicity identification and evaluation procedures for dredged material management. DOER Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN-DOER-R25. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2016 McFall, B. S., Smith, S. J., Pollock, C. E., Rosati, J., and Brutsché, K. E. (2016). Evaluating sediment mobility for siting nearshore berms. Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Notes Collection, ERDC CHL CHETN-IV-108. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2019 Molina, L. K., Smith, T. D., and Blay, C. T. (2019). Kikiaola Light Draft Harbor, Kauai, Hawaii, regional sediment management. Regional Sediment Management Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN RSM-19-2. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link
2019 Schrader, M. (2019). Implementing regional sediment management (RSM): Policy guidance and authorities pertinent to improving the use of dredged sediments. Regional Sediment Management Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN RSM-19-1. Vicksburg, MS: Army Engineer Research and Development Center. link